Suffering detention or imprisonment merely on account of one’s political or religious beliefs is a harsh reality (as well as a state practice that is both internationally condemned and a violation of law in most developed countries). Yet such suffering is magnified immeasurably when a political prisoner is no longer able to provide or care for a loved one or dependent, such as young children, aging parents, forlorn spouses, and other dependents. We can show our support by helping their families and dependents during what is often a very desperate time.
This page host fundraising efforts and appeals for financial support for costs related to living expenses, health and/or education for a family member or dependent of a political prisoner in Vietnam. We verify the identity of individuals who manage the funds and those who launch specific appeals before including them on this page. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.
This initiative is a humanitarian one. Its purpose is to support the family members and dependents of political prisoners, who, by no fault of their own, suffer the consequences of socio-political conflict. For this reason, appeals on this site will not be used to fund the social or political activist activities of political prisoners themselves or other activists.
APPEALS FOR ASSISTANCE
April 8, 2018:
Lê Thu Hà was arrested on December 16, 2015 and sentenced to nine years in prison on April 5, 2018 under Article 79 of the 1999 Criminal Code. The Conscience Foundation requests 4 million VND/month (approx. US$ 175) for the family to visit Lê Thu Hà and look after Lê Thu Hà’s mother until the time of her release from prison.
FUNDS TO SUPPORT FAMILIES POLITICAL PRISONERS
- Quỹ Lương Tâm (Conscience Foundation): managed by Mr. Nguyen Quang A and other activists inside Vietnam. Quy Luong Tam was established in May 2017 with the commitment that “no families will be abandoned when their loved ones are being imprisoned because of their struggle for human rights in Vietnam.”
Contributors in Vietnam can transfer money to the following bank account (which is posted here with the consent of Quy Luong Tam):
- Bank name: Vietcombank Chuong Duong, Ha Noi
- Account holder: Nguyễn Quang A
- Account number: 0541000287869
Contributors overseas can donate via PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Quy Luong Tam via their Facebook page.
- Đoàn Kết Fund (Solidarity Fund): a fund established by the NOW! Campaign and managed by BPSOS to support prisoners of conscience in Vietnam and their families. All donations go directly and entirely to prisoners of conscience and their families or to individuals identified by the NOW! Campaign as at risk of arrest, detention and imprisonment. You can donate here and/or get in touch via email at email@example.com.
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